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Who can join The Open Mic? Any translator or interpreter can sign up for a free account. Registration takes less than a minute. You can register here: https://theopenmic.co/registerIn the future The Open Mic will also add profiles for Direct Clients, T ...

What is the idea behind The Open Mic? The Open Mic was born as an idea of uniting the brightest minds of this industry.Knowledge-sharing is the essence of The Open Mic.The goal of The Open Mic is to build an amazing environment where seasoned translators can shar ...

Do people really need The Open Mic? You know what?That’s a very good point.The Open Mic cannot replace you your favorite Facebook group or your personal blog/website or your Proz account that allows you to bid on jobs and win new projects.And to be honest, it ...

How safe is it to create a profile on The Open Mic? When it comes to security we don’t want to take any chances.The Open Mic is using an SSL certificate to make your connection secure and encrypted.You should see the green lock in your browser (or simply a lock if you’re u ...

Is registration mandatory? Absolutely not! If you’re here to read and learn, then go ahead, jump straight to our home page and start reading: https://theopenmic.coHowever registration opens a ton of cool features! You’ll be able to share your own s ...

Can I sign up/log in with Twitter or Facebook? Currently, no.I know, I’m really bummed out about this too!We’ve had this functionality before but it has resulted into some major bugs and errors during registration process, so we decided to nip it in the bud.We might b ...

How can The Open Mic help me be a better translator? You know what?A lot of people underestimate the power of reading.The most successful and influential people in this world are avid readers.The Open Mic gives you a unique opportunity to follow and read stories from them most ...

What kind of information can I include in my profile? The type on information you provide in your profile depends on your profile type.For example, profiles of translators and translation companies look different.The information you provide is pretty similar to any other platfor ...

How do you plan to monetize The Open Mic? That’s probably the first question that pops up in everyone’s head.And that’s normal.When you see something of such a massive scale it’s quite natural to think that everything is designed to generate profit.We’re no ...

Is there any way I can help you make The Open Mic better? You can help by sharing your ideas, by taking a stand and writing about the things that matter and spreading the word.As an experienced translator, you know this industry like no one else.You know what’s missing.You know wh ...

Is this a job-bidding platform? Thank God it’s not!We have plenty of platforms that foster price-based competition and making another one doesn’t feel right to us.Instead of creating an environment where every job posting is nothing but a race to the bo ...

Do you plan to educate our clients about the translation profession? Yes!We really need to improve that. When was the last time you’ve read a great piece that explains how to find translators, what to look for, why quality and experience are important, etc?And I mean like a really well-writ ...

How do I register? It’s easy!Just go to https://theopenmic.co/register and fill out the form.Once you’re done you’ll receive the confirmation email with activation link.If you haven’t – check your spam box.The whole process should tak ...

I'm new to this profession. Is there any way I can help you? You can!Simply by spreading the word about The Open Mic, but more importantly – by participating in the life of our community.This is an amazing industry and we need more people like you.Young, talented and ambitious.Share ...

I'm a newbie. Is The Open Mic for me? Seriously though, the whole idea of The Open Mic is so that we could improve the image of our profession by sharing great knowledge and educating newbie translators.You’ve probably learned a great deal about languages in yo ...

What can The Open Mic offer me? The Open Mic doesn’t really intend to be an ultimate marketing tool for translators.It’s more of a community of like-minded people who want to improve this industry.I’ve been trying to tell people a million of times: ...

Who designed The Open Mic? The Open Mic was designed by Dmitry Kornyukhov.You might know him from his blog: Best Russian Translator.Everything you see here, every single element, every feature, every word was written by me, I mean him, I mean… (jeez, ...